The 2021 Porsche Macan Vs. the Audi Q5: Why Porsche Crosses the Finish Line First

The 2021 Porsche Macan at Hennessy Porsche North Atlanta in Roswell, GA creates a visceral, highly emotional driving experience not available with any other luxury SUV. That's because it's not another luxury SUV. It's a Porsche sports car with a dynamic SUV silhouette, luxury features and a Porsche racing heritage. The Macan powers around turns with incredible agility, yet it still manages to ride comfortably on rough terrain. It's offered with four engine options that range from 248 to 434 horsepower, and all can propel the Macan past every competitor in its path.

The new Macan at Hennessy Porsche North Atlanta in Roswell, GA demands attention with the power and sounds characteristic of a sports car. The distinctive Porsche design includes striking LED headlights and 4-point daytime running lights. So how does the 2021 Porsche Macan compare with a car like the Audi Q5? We can compare metrics in a lab, but on the road, there is simply no comparison.


Both the 2021 Porsche Macan and the 2021 Audi Q5 have comparable base-trim engines: An intercooled Turbocharged Inline 4. But the Porsche Macan delivers more horsepower with its base engine: 261 horsepower for the Macan vs. 248 horsepower for the Audi Q5. The top track speed for the Porsche Macan is 141 miles per hour, while the top speed for the latest Audi Q5 is 130 miles per hour. The winner is pretty clear.

Porsche Macan's fastest zero to 60 time is 4.7 seconds with its updated 348-hp twin-turbo V-6, and that's faster than any engine made for the Audi Q5. Both vehicles offer standard all-wheel drive and 7-speed automatic transmissions, but true to its racing heritage, the Porsche also offers a nimble manual transmission, for drivers who love the sport of driving.

Fuel Performance

While the Audi Q5 gets somewhat better gas mileage, the differences aren't great and the Porsche Macan is more fun to drive, thanks to its more muscular engine choices. The Macan starts with higher horsepower in its base engine than the Audi Q5, and then Porsche offers even more adrenaline with its available higher-horsepower engines. 


Both the Macan and the Audi Q5 offer 8-way adjustable power front seats. Both provide 3-zone climate control with separate settings for driver, front and rear passengers. A premium sound system is standard on the Porsche Macan, while with the Audi Q5, it's optional and extra. For even more audio satisfaction, the Macan offers an available Burmester® High-End Surround Sound System not available on the Audi Q5.


The Porsche Macan includes a standard 10.9-inch color touchscreen with wireless internet access, while the Audi Q5 offers only a smaller 10.1" center screen display. The Porsche's touchscreen display allows you to look ahead thanks to the standard navigation system with Real-Time Traffic Information. Unlike the Audi Q5, the Porsche has an available heated windshield. The glass panels of the Macan's optional panoramic roof system ushers in refreshing natural light. In addition, the front portion of the Macan's available panoramic roof system slides open or tilts to a raised position.


Both cars have a standard driver side air bag, but front side and rear side air bags are standard on the Porsche Macan while they're optional on the Audi Q5. The Porsche Macan protects you with a standard backup camera while the Audi Q5 doesn't. Both vehicles provide standard lane-departure warning, a driver-assistance feature that alerts the driver if the vehicle is in danger of wandering out of its lane.

The Porsche Macan Is Impressive on a Website, But Even More Impressive In Real Life

The 2021 Porsche Macan at Hennessy Porsche North Atlanta is something you just have to experience for yourself. Get in touch with us soon to schedule your own personal test drive of the remarkable, racing-inspired 2021 Porsche Macan at Hennessy Porsche North Atlanta in Roswell, GA.